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5 Things You Should Know About Tile Countertops

Updated on August 16, 2015

Tiles- The Popular Countertop Choice

If you wish to have an especially unique kitchen space, one thing you can do is buy tile countertops. Tiles are great because they can be used as both countertop covers and back splashes. They are affordable and easy enough to install that more often than not it is a do it yourself process. The following are five exciting things you need to know about tile countertops.

1. Tiles countertops can be customized using pictures and patterns

Most countertop materials can be customized to give you different colors and designs. However, tile countertops stand out because in addition to color and pattern customization you can actually have pictures painted or engraved onto them. Whether you would like to have flowers on your countertop or the picture of your favorite pastry, with tile countertops this is made possible. This is a great reason to buy tile countertops.

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2. Tile countertops are heat resistant

Heat resistance is a common but super useful feature in most countertop types. The materials used to make tile countertops are poor conductors of heat. This allows them to withstand heat from hot objects placed on it such as pots and pans. This feature makes them great as it allows you to use cookers, ovens and water heaters on or near the counter without damaging it. The heat resistance also makes tile countertops able to withstand extreme cold temperatures without cracking.

3. Tile countertops are low maintenance

All you need to keep your tile countertop looking shin and new is to keep it clean. Depending on the materials used to make the tiles, maintenance procedures are only slightly different. For tiles made of natural stone material such as granite one is advised to use as little water as possible due to the porous nature of the material. Other materials require a simple wipe through with a soapy and wet cloth to live the surface nice, clean and shiny. This low maintenance nature of tile countertops makes it a worthy purchase.

4. Tile countertops require sealing

Most tile countertop materials are not waterproof. To protect the surface and underlying structures from water and moisture damage, it is important to have it sealed regularly. This is a bit of a bummer nut the bright side is that sealing needs to be done only once a year after the first sealing done when you buy and install tile countertops.

5. Tile countertops offer the buyer variety

Tile countertops come in many different shapes, sizes, textures, patterns and colors. This allows you as the buyer to have a good variety to choose from unlike other choices with limited color palates and the like. Tile countertops are also available different materials most commonly ceramic and granite. This is yet another great reason to buy tile countertops.

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It goes without saying that tile countertops offer you excellent functionality without compromising a bit on beauty. They are usually a whole lot more affordable than most other countertop options.These great features should have you strongly considering investing in a new countertop if you are not already on the tile countertop team.

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    • Jesse Drzal profile image

      The Write Life 

      2 years ago from The United States

      Good info..thank you!

    • VationSays profile imageAUTHOR

      VationSays 

      3 years ago

      I second that-- especially about the easy maintenance. It's really easy to keep them looking glamorous.

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      JP Carlos 

      3 years ago from Quezon CIty, Phlippines

      What I like about tile counter tops is their ease in maintenance. Plus with a really good one, you can choose the best design for your home.

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